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Why We Need Autism Acceptance

by Paula Durbin-Westby We need autism acceptance because too many Autistics, both children and adults, are being given the message that what we do, and who we are is not as important as “fitting in” or “becoming indistinguishable from our … Continue reading

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Gaps In Our Communities

by Savannah Nicole Logsdon-Breakstone It’s April, and therefore Autism Acceptance Month. We talk about how acceptance of and even respect for people’s Autisticness is important, not just for Autistics ourselves but for our communities. People have varied support needs, and … Continue reading

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Listen Up!

by Henry Frost Airplane to Washington DC for secret commercial for Acceptance. Heroes, leaders all around. Autistic people all around. Acceptance all around. I am all around. Fun energy times. Full of hope. Full of ready. Ready for change. Ready … Continue reading

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Be the Very Best YOU, You Can Be!

by Ariane Zurcher There’s a great deal of talk about acceptance regarding autism this month, which is a wonderful shift from all the talk about “awareness”. I actually prefer the words “embracing” and “celebrating”, as acceptance can too easily be … Continue reading

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For Want of a Nail

by Meg Evans We often don’t realize how much our ability to do our work depends on the workplace environment, rather than simply the nature of the work itself.  For those of us who spend our days sitting at a … Continue reading

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Acceptance Is Equality

by Allison Wohl Over the past several years, there has been a fundamental shift in the disability rights movement toward increased self-advocacy: the idea that people with disabilities must be at the table, rather than have others make decisions on … Continue reading

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We Want YOU

We are looking for first-person and family perspectives on autism and autism acceptance to include in our “What Is Autism” section. We are looking for brief descriptions of what autism is like from the perspective of autistic people of all … Continue reading

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